Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker discussed a range of topics surrounding Tennessee football and basketball for Off The Hook’s Wednesday, Feb. 1 podcast. Recruiting obviously made news since it’s National Signing Day, but an NFL legend’s retirement also relates to the Vols. Whether or not UT basketball can make the Final Four also remains a topic of debate.
Tom Brady retirement
For the second year in a row, Tom Brady announced his retirement, although this one seems to be permanent. Brady has numerous connections to former Tennessee football players, including teammates, rivals and adversaries. Who are those players, and does Peyton Manning have a case to be greater all time than him?
Tennessee football QB Joe Milton III on Heisman list
Heisman odds on DraftKings Sportsbook has Tennessee football quarterback Joe Milton III at No. 7. He opened with +1800. Only Caleb Williams of the USC Trojans, Jordan Travis of the Florida State Seminoles, Drake Maye of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Sam Hartman of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Bo Nix of the Oregon Ducks and Michael Penix Jr. were ahead of him. What are his chances of winning it?
Ron Slay talks Tennessee basketball
Former Vol Ron Slay of SEC Network and 3HL 104.5 The Zone in Nashville came on to make his case for why Tennessee basketball is clearly a Final Four caliber team. The topic sparked debate on the show. What must the Vols do to make sure they can make a run in the NCAA Tournament? Is this the year March Madness will be favorable to Rick Barnes?
Where Tennessee football recruiting stands on National Signing Day
Going in with a top 10 class across the board and likely to finish that way, the Vols entered National Signing Day with no expectations of Josh Heupel adding another player to his 2023 recruiting class. Does that mean anything for the program, and should the NCAA do away with the early signing period?
Caleb Jarreau joins to discuss along with the addition of two new players, Virginia Tech Hokies transfer tight end Cody Duncan and preferred walk-on quarterback Ryan Damron. What do those to players bring to the table for Tennessee football next year, and how much have they addressed depth issues for the Vols?